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The Six-Day War

This collection gives insight into the thought processes of global decision-makers as the events of the 1967 War, or Six-Day War, unfolded.

  • July 04, 1967

    Airgram to Department of State from Embassy in the Hague, 'Visit by Ambassador of Romania, Dr. George Elian'

    George Elian, the Romanian ambassador to the Hague, advocates for closer relations between Romania and the United States during a meeting with an American diplomat.

  • July 09, 1967

    Memorandum of Conversation between Dr. Gerhard Weiss and Gamal Abdel Nasser

    Weiss and Nasser discuss the events of the 1967 Arab-Israeli or Six-Day War.

  • July 11, 1967

    Polish Record of Meeting of Soviet-bloc leaders (and Tito) in Budapest (excerpts)

    Soviet-bloc leaders discuss fallout of the Six Day War on the Arab countries. The focus particularly on the critical need to support the "progressive" Nasser regime. There is some debate over whether more military aid to the Arabs is necessary or wasteful. The leaders make it clear that they support the existence of the State of Israel and want to avoid getting dragged into a wider Middle East War. The idea of UAR recognition of Israel in exchange for the right of return is floated. Kosygin also gives a summary of his meeting with Johnson in New York.

  • August, 1967

    General Staff of the Czechoslovak People's Army, 'Report on the Causes, the Course and the Results of the Israeli Aggression in the Near East from the Military-Political Point of View'

    Detailed analysis of Western foreign policy toward the Middle East, the outcome of the Six-Day War, and Czechoslovakian military support of the United Arab Republic and the Syrian Arab Republic.

  • August 11, 1967

    Notes on Yugoslav-Egyption Talks

    Summaries of talks between Tito and Nasser in Cairo and Alexandria, 11-18 August 1967.

  • December 12, 1967

    Presidium of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia, 'Report on the Czechoslovak Delegation's Negotiations in the United Arab Republic'

    Agreement between Czechoslovakia and the United Arab Republic to purchase L-29 jets.

  • December 12, 1967

    Attachment, Draft Resolution of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia, 'Regarding: Report on the Czechoslovak Delegation's Negotiations in the United Arab Republic'

    In this draft resolution, the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia approves of an agreement to deliver L-29 jets to the United Arab Republic.

  • December 12, 1967

    Attachment, 'Report on the Czechoslovak Delegation's Negotiations in the United Arab Republic from November 8-19, 1967'

    Summary of successful negotiations between Czechoslovakia and the United Arab Republic for the purchase of L-29 jets.

  • January 04, 1968

    Report by the Bulgarian Foreign Minister on the Ministerial Meeting in Warsaw on the Situation in the Middle East, 19-21 December 1967

    Ivan Bashev presents a report on the CPSU-organized meeting in Warsaw, where Eastern European government officials exchanged views on the situation in the Middle East. Among the discussed topics were the Arab-Israeli conflict, the Yemeni Civil War, and recent developments in Iraq.

  • June 06, 1972

    Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Diplomatic Report No. 367/72, 'Romania, Israel and the Arabs'

    Since the Six-Day War, Romania has been the only communist state in diplomatic relations with Israel.

  • November 03, 1973

    Letter from GDR Leader Erich Honecker to Syrian President Hafez al-Assad

    Letter from Erich Honecker to Syrian President Hafez al-Assad expressing the GDR's opposition to the Israeli occupation of land acquired during the 1967 Six-Day War, and enumerating the military equipment which had recently been delivered to Syria from the GDR.

  • 1999

    Interview with Yitzhak 'Ya’tza' Ya’akov by Avner Cohen

  • August 16, 2001

    Interview with Tzvi Tzur by Boaz Lev Tov at the Rabin Memorial Center, Tel Aviv